Stump Grinding vs Removal

Trees need to be cut down for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you need to clear land for a new building, or maybe you need to remove a dead tree from your property for safety reasons. Whatever the situation may be, you have the option to remove the stump or grind it down. To learn more about these two options, keep reading.
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When you cut down a tree, you are left with a stump. The stump is the very bottom of the tree, which is connected to the roots that grow underground. The unsightly root can either be ground down or completely removed.

Stump grinding is the least invasive option. This is generally a safe way to remove a stump from your property. A professional arborist can use tools specifically designed for stump grinding. These tools slowly chip away at the stump using sharp teeth that bite into the wood bit by bit until the stump is below ground. Once this process is complete, the hole where the stump was located is filled with dirt. Eventually, this dirt is overtaken by grass and the appearance of the stump is completely gone. If you choose to grind the stump, you can use the pieces of the stump as wood chips. This mulch can be used for landscaping around walkways, flower beds, or other trees.

On the other hand, stump removal is the process of removing the entire stump from a property. First, a stump is cut up as much as possible in large chunks. These chunks can be reused for a variety of projects, or they can be disposed of. After the chunks of the stump are removed, an arborist uses heavy equipment and regular gardening tools to dig around the stump to reveal as much of the roots as possible. Finally, the stump is pushed and pulled until it is dislodged from the ground. This leaves a large hole in the ground, which should be filled in order to reduce the effect on the landscape and ecosystem.

Both of these options are suitable for removing an unsightly and inconveniently located stump. Whether you want to grind or remove the stumps on your property, get in touch with Lamb Tree Care. We can help you determine which service is most ideal for your needs and we can perform that service for you quickly and efficiently. To get in touch with our team, you can schedule an appointment by phone at 941-377-3333.